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A French Renaissance?

Eamonn O'Hara

In 2010, Irish couple Eamon O'Hara and Tanya Treacy took the bold decision to move to the south of France. Spurred on by the desire to give their children a more wholesome upbringing, but also to create a lifestyle that could better accommodate work, family and personal interests, what was once a romantic dream now became a reality.

In stepping out of the mainstream and attempting to live life differently they took a risk, not only with their careers, but also with their finances and their family's wellbeing, but it was a risk they felt was worth taking in the pursuit of greater happiness and a chance to realise their dreams. However, faced with dodgy builders, truculent neighbours, insect invasions, financial worries and the stresses of launching a new tourism business, Eamon and Tanya soon discovered that the road to a dream life seldom runs smooth. Yet now living in a beautiful château with untamed forest at their doorstep and a swimming pool in the front garden, the good life is close at hand.

Witty, honest and thought-provoking, this is a positive, inspiring story about life change and the real challenges of starting a new life in a foreign country. More than just an anecdotal account, A French Renaissance? also provides real practical insights into and a very honest assessment of the reality of making a new home in rural France. This book will appeal to all those who dream of starting a new life abroad, as well as those who wish to escape the rat race and find a different rhythm.

A French Renaissance? is the perfect holiday read, and might just be the inspiration you need to start your own life-changing adventure.

Available in:

Paperback ePub

Publication Date

June 2014


978-1-909895-38-6 (Paperback)

978-1-909895-40-9 (ePub)

No. of Pages



216 x 138


Personal Development

About the Author

Eamon O’Hara is a freelance writer, entrepreneur and European policy specialist. A co-founder of Carlow Brewing Company (O'Hara's Brewery), he now lives with his wife and children in southwest France, where they run a successful tourism business.